June Webinar Series – Fast Track Python Data and Scripting

MolSSI is pleased to announce that we will be holding a special June webinar series on our Python Data and Scripting Workshop. This workshop will be a “fast track” version of our April webinar. It will be held over the first two weeks of June, with classes taking place each Tuesday and Friday from 12 PM to 3 PM EST via Zoom.  This workshop series is offered at no cost to attendees.

The MolSSI Python Data and Scripting workshop is designed for students who are currently involved in, or planning to start computational chemistry research. This workshop is designed to help students develop practical programming skills that will benefit their research, and will take students through introductory programming and scripting with Python to version control and sharing their code with others. The audience for this course is students who would like to learn Python (if you have extensive Python programming experience, this course is not for you). NO prior programming experience is required to participate.

Classes will be held over Zoom, and each student should follow along with coding exercises on their laptop.

The Python Data and Scripting Course covers the following topics:

  • Basic Python syntax and control structures
  • Reading and writing files
  • File manipulation and parsing
  • Analyzing and graphing data
  • Writing functions
  • Creating command line programs from Python scripts
  • Basic testing using PyTest
  • Version control with git
  • Sharing code on GitHub

MolSSI will have a special registration period for students of MU3C and MERCURY faculty from May 18-22. Regular registration opens on May 22, 2020. All registration will close on May 29, 2020. To sign up for the webinar, please fill out the registration here. Registration will be capped at 100 students.